Few dishes touch the soul quite like a hearty bowl of pasta. Whether you enjoy eating it in its purest form—void of sauces and additions—or loaded with all the fixings, it’s safe to say that the dish is a staple few can resist. As a versatile base, prime for virtually every sort of topping imaginable, pasta is the ideal foundation for getting creative with fresh, seasonal ingredients.
With healthy eating on our minds, we turned to vegetarian pasta recipes for a light and refreshing twist on what can often be an overly decadent dish. Read on for the mouthwatering pasta recipes we sourced from chefs and foodies alike and get ready to jump-start your week of eating healthy-ish.
Pinch of Yum’s three-ingredient take on pasta is a serious game changer. Goodbye, sad weeknight dinners.
Cremini mushrooms, egg noodles, and almond milk comprise this vegan-friendly vegetarian pasta recipe from Evergreen Kitchen that’s simple yet indulgent.
Cauliflower is the ingredient of the moment, and Bon Appetit’s vegetarian take on a classic Bolognese highlights the veggie in all its glory.
The Full Helping is here to serve us with the ultimate, one-pot vegetarian pasta recipe. Featuring cashew cream and a walnut herb Parmesan, this one’s as healthy as it gets.
With its tomato paste base and the oregano- and fresh basil–seasoned burrata as the garnish, this easy-to-make pasta is the ultimate midweek treat.
A wild mushroom mix, fresh hints of garlic, and shredded Parmesan flakes are just a handful of the delicious ingredients in The Modern Proper’s take on an easy vegetarian pasta recipe.
The secret to making really great gnocchi? Pairing the potato-pasta pieces with a rich tomato sauce and plenty of rosemary on top. The Foodie Crush’s version is right up our alley.
This protein-packed vegetarian pasta recipe from Lazy Cat Kitchen comes so close to the real thing that you won’t even notice the meat is missing.
We’re always here for a colorful dish, and O&O Eats’ beet pasta—garnished with garlic breadcrumbs, no less—does not disappoint.
Walnuts and eggplants make for a delicious pairing. Heather Christo’s vegetarian pasta recipe highlights the two with a smoky tomato sauce and loads of fresh basil.
Half Baked Harvest’s instant-pot pasta soup, with beans, Parmesan, and veggies, is exactly the kind of dish you need on a cold winter’s day.
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